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9780091794552

Human Traces

Human Traces

by Sebastian Faulks

Publisher Hutchinson

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  • Hardcover


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About the book

As young boys both Jacques Rebi?re and Thomas Midwinter become fascinated with trying to understand the human mind. As psychiatrists, their quest takes them from the squalor of the Victorian lunatic asylum to the crowded lecture halls of the renowned Professor Charcot in Paris; from the heights of the Sierra Madre in California to the plains of unexplored Africa.
As the concerns of the old century fade and the First World War divides Europe, the two men's volatile relationship develops and changes, but is always tempered by one exceptional woman; Thomas's sister Sonia.

Moving and challenging in equal measure, Human Traces explores the question of what kind of beings men and women really are.

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About the Author

Sebastian Faulks

Sebastian Faulks received the news that his novel, A Trick of the Light, had been accepted for publication in a phone-box on Holborn Viaduct. It was in fact, the fourth novel he’d written but the first he thought worth publishing.

He worked as a journalist, first for The Telegraph, then The Independent where he remained even after the publication of his second novel The Girl at the Lion d’Or, a story about a passionate affair set against the backdrop of issues of individual and communal guilt, reparation and loss in the aftermath of WWI. The novel was widely praised with the FT calling it ‘an unusual and moving novel in which courage and abnegation are pitted against illicit but total love.’ The novel became the first in his French trilogy, succeeded by his career-defining novel Birdsong.

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  • Book Condition & Notes

    Book condition - good. Foxing to top of page block and yellowing to side of book. Bruising to top and bottom of spine, and wear to corners. The corner of page 517 has been folded. In a good unclipped dust jacket. Wear to corners and brusing to spine to match the book. There is a crease to the spine.

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